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    for the animation in the animated gifs The Official Manoverboard Year in Review 2012 Edition 7 December 17 2012 Medium Rare A few weeks ago I received one of those rare opportunities to write for a new publication Granted publications and websites in particular come and go But I ve been following Medium for a little while and I was honored to be asked to participate Started by Ev Williams one of the founders of Blogger and Biz Stone one of the founders of Twitter Medium aims to provide a range of new and diverse ideas through a website where writing and reading are the primary activities At the present there are no ads no social media functionality though you do need a Twitter account to sign in naturally and no comments The clean interface designed for legibility and usability makes the consumption of the website a joy Read more 6 August 9 2012 Email Newsletters and Social Media With the massive growth of social media over the past few years email newsletters have been getting little to no attention as a marketing and communications tool It s pretty clear why Read more June 24 2012 Junos I almost forgot I had the distinct pleasure of being a judge for the 2012 JUNO Awards in the category of Recording Package of the Year The JUNOs are arguably the most important music awards given to recording artists in Canada Read more 5 June 11 2012 Responsive Web Design Toward A few weeks ago I gave a sold out talk about Responsive Web Design for New Media Manitoba and how recent developments provide unprecedented opportunities to deliver online content Responsive Web Design or RWD is a technique and methodology for both creating and implementing websites that takes into consideration the presentation of

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    wealthier younger able and active and many nonprofit stakeholders are not well represented Read more 3 April 2 2012 Readability and Type There s a very interesting discussion going around the important Web right now about the differences between two similar services Instapaper and Readability These services allow committed readers of websites to bookmark save and read in clear distraction free articles of all kinds including this one With a push of a button these two applications strip out a plethora of advertising navigation logos colors and other visual detritus and create a simple and linear page for reading and reading well Read more 2 March 1 2012 Barack Obama Dot Game Yesterday I had the opportunity to look at the President of the United States website I hadn t seen it in a while and the difference is striking While previously the site was focused on idealism and possibility now it s entirely focused on the campaign The site does a beautiful job of depicting Mr Obama s biographic material in a friendly and generous way The large open e g HOPE like space of previous days is gone today it s back to basics with a key focus on honesty and integrity and the numerous key issues his administration is focused upon It s nice work and politically astute The campaign and its site are one and the same both feature Mr Obama s tightly balanced position his accomplishments and recent record and his connection to his country Read more January 15 2012 Natel Energy Calculates We ve been privileged to work with Natel Energy a company developing new and fish friendly technologies for generating electricity across water drops The company built a reputation for commercial innovation challenging the perception that hydropower products must be large and energy

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    mortise and tenon and almost no hardware It s like working in a modern tree house I ve lived in the neighbourhood for six years and Dan moved nearby recently A quick walk to the office means a no carbon daily commute making our daily travels free green and fast If you re nearby please stop in and say hello August 1 2011 The Vacation In Canada people speak of a holiday where a number of days are set aside to be away from the office Holiday like many wonderful Canadianisms is a remnant of British English a reminder of its English past and present The meaning is essentially interchangeable with the American vacation But vacation feels more fun frivolous and expensive while holiday with its religious roots connotes a more solemn and peaceable time Every designer should take a break in the summer It s a chance to leave the studio invest in some fiction and see things anew Five years ago when I first moved to Canada I took my American vacation in small chunks Two days here a long weekend there three days over there and another long weekend Each vacation was more exhausting than the next By the time I got back to work the next design was due and then I would rush to get away again My sensibility and sensitivity to the brief beauty of Canadian summers has changed over the years I now take longer segments of time in the summer amounting to a kind of holiday Wishing you a very happy mid summer July 13 2011 Counterfeiting and Love I recently purchased a work of art on eBay by a well known American artist It was extremely inexpensive which likely means that the drawing is a total fake Yet the reviews of

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    site and a new company We always try to be an advocate for our clients and most of the time the advice is this Start Small Think Big When I worked on one client s first e commerce site we deliberately showcased less than 100 products We went with non sized merchandise that would help to capture the imagination of customers and gain some traction via search The limited number of products also provided actionable data around what was and what was not selling using the crummy analytical tools that were available in combination with visitor feedback We went on to build out the site that could accommodate many thousands of products and the client developed an internal infrastructure that could handle both fulfillment and support The lessons are two fold First when thinking about a new site construct a master plan that will flexibly accommodate your vision and objectives But more importantly design and build that site with an equal amount of flexibility so that over a short period of time your customers can provide actionable feedback via their visits purchases and requests Then let it grow June 15 2011 Angry Birds and 9 11 Not unlike the over 140 million other Angry Birds players I ve found the game to be both calmly exhilarating and g d damn maddening It s got that special combination of clear beautifully drawn graphics a simple and very sensitive set of tools and a quick reward system that is probably not that different from smoking rainbow crack I ve gotten quite good at the game I don t aim to gain all three stars on every level Nor do I expect to find every banana pineapple or cheeseball hidden in the various untagged boxes and ungainly brush It s a democratic game

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